Expert Advice for Medium and Midsize Businesses

3 ERP Implementations or 1?

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by Larry Simcox | Sr. Director | Oracle Midsize Programs | @LSimcox3 

Skip Mid-tier ERP and Go Straight to the Cloud with a Modern Business Platform

I remember living in upstate New York in my early 20s and it was cloudy from mid-October to late April. Everyone was so happy when the clouds cleared, the weather warmed and the days got longer. Whenever I hear the word cloud I think of those times – transitioning from cloudy and cold to sunny and warm.

I hear from our customers how ERP cloud is also helping them transition to a modern business and at the same time skip the old, traditional and costly three stage ERP/Financial Accounting migration lifecycle: from stage one (spreadsheets/QuickBooks), to a mid-tier solution, and then finally implementing a top-tier solution like Oracle ERP. With Oracle ERP Cloud we are seeing many organizations skip the costly mid-tier solution stage and leap-frog to an enterprise-class ERP solution. Skipping stage two allows our customers to manage growth opportunities and take advantage of industry best practices in a modern ERP system without the risk and costs associated with going through three implementation lifecycles. After all, who really wants to go through three implementations?

Curse VP of Finance, Brandon Byrne, describes how Oracle ERP Cloud helped them skip implementing a second tier accounting system and go directly to an enterprise-class ERP Cloud solution to support its disruptive business model and to scale globally. 

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A recent survey from IDC confirms an increasing interest in choosing to operate ERP in the cloud. What potential benefits, challenges, and risks should you consider? Do you have a need for greater versatility to grow your business and move to an ERP cloud application? What are the advantages and disadvantages of skipping the second stage in a traditional ERP/Financial Accounting implementation life cycle?

I would like to personally invite you to join Mike Fauscette, Group Vice President, Software Business Solutions, IDC, for a live Webcast on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, as he reviews survey findings and provides expert insight into the challenges and opportunities the cloud presents.

Find out how a cloud-based ERP solution can help you:

  • Manage growth objectives with a system that grows with you – safely and securely
  • Reduce costs with a subscription-based, flexible, SaaS deployment model
  • Ensure consistent processes to standardize, automate, and simplify your enterprise with industry best practices
  • Modernize your ERP system and provide command and control of your organization with the latest in analytic, mobile, and social technologies

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover how a cloud-based ERP solution can help you modernize your enterprise applications and maximize business value.

Register now for the live Webcast here.

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